All Locations
Birmingham
Funding
Advertising Salary
£25,282 - £27,000
Vacancy Type
Contract
External Advertising End Date
28 May 2024
Basis
Full Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

We are recruiting a full-time Funding Officer working across Birmingham & Solihull on a fixed term contract up until December 2024. 

You’ll be part of a team of 6, led by two Funding Managers and working alongside 3 other full time Funding Officers, as part of The Birmingham & Solihull patch which works within a larger Midlands team.

Ideally you will live in or near to Birmingham and have an excellent knowledge of the city. This role is classed as mobile working which means you will be expected to work from and visit several locations across the area, including your home. The ability to drive and have access to a vehicle is therefore beneficial, although not essential.

  • You will assess applications for funding and manage grants using local knowledge, best practice, thematic expertise and the experience of customers and stakeholders to improve our grant making and inform our decision making.
  • You will have a strong understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and our funding products.
  • You will also need to support our stakeholders, helping them to make connections that will help them achieve their goals.
  • Being responsible for a pipeline of projects you will need to understand and respond to the diverse needs of our customers by providing advice and considered feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.
  • You will manage your own caseload, liaise with grant recipients, undertake project visits, identify and manage risk, support organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.

You will also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, in a way that is in line with our vision and principles.

You will represent the Fund within your local area, including at funding fairs and external meetings, creating opportunities for people to come together. You will share learning from your role with other colleagues so that we can maximise our impact.

Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd June 2024

Location: Hybrid working with regular travel to locations across Birmingham & Solihull

If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically, please contact [email protected] 

Any questions about the recruitment process, please email: [email protected] 

Essential criteria

  • Relational skills: Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, community organisations and other stakeholders at various levels, with a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to absorb a wide range of information and to make judgement-based decisions with confidence, to challenge when appropriate and manage risk.
  • Organisational skills: Ability to use your initiative and manage your own workload with minimal supervision, dealing with competing priorities and deadlines and demonstrating strong self-organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Communication skills: Strong listening, written and verbal communication with an emphasis on report writing for assessment purposes.
  • Values driven and passionate about the Fund’s purpose.

Desirable criteria

  • Lived experience or working knowledge of the needs and priorities of communities across Birmingham and Solihull and the local third sector.
  • Sound IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes.
  • Understanding of financial planning, ability to analyse accounts and numerical data and to identify and manage risk.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 


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